Desert Storm Aftermath

Can Bush Keep Saddam from Building An Atom Bomb? Short of sending the bombers back, the President has few options as the last U.S. troops withdraw from Iraq

Just six months ago, it was hard to imagine anything much worse than the prospect of Saddam Hussein and his million-man army in control of Kuwait and one-fifth of the world's oil reserves. But an even more frightening specter has since emerged: a wounded and vengeful Saddam with a smaller army whose best punch is an atom bomb.

This latest nightmare turns out to be dangerously close to reality. Last week, after the U.S. threatened to bomb suspected weapons-manufacturing installations, Iraqi officials admitted that they are much closer to joining the nuclear club than was previously known. In a 29-page report...

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